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Mayfield to Facebook followers: I do not support discrimination

Oct. 20 Facebook status update never relayed as on-the-record statement to newspaper

After two weeks of scrutiny, a message against discrimination from openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield has been revealed to this newspaper even as Mayfield continues to dodge requests for an on-the-record and public statement.

Leake declines to condemn Farrakhan’s hate speech

Joins Mayfield and Cogdell in refusing to condemn anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT comments of hate group leader

After several days of non-response, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake, who attended two events with hate group leader Louis Farrakhan last week, has declined to condemn the leader’s comments about Jews and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Pickering goes on record against hate; still no word from Mayfield

Newspaper has asked all local officials to go on record

Another local elected official has gone on record against hate speech following the ongoing controversy regarding hate leader Louis Farrakhan’s recent events in Charlotte and several LGBT-friendly elected officials’ appearances at them.